Weekly Update – Butch’s straight and gay vision

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Butch Cordora’s dream was to make a glossy fantasy photo calendar and a movie portraying a gay man (himself) with selected straight men. The straights are nude in the pictures and … OK, Butch’s dream is a very special niche dream, but it’s one that he’s turned into a reality.

Butch and Zach.  Photo by Chris Gabello several of the photos, like this one, emulate iconic photos by Annie Liebowitz, like this one which uses the John/Yoko pose from the Rolling Stone magazine cover.

Cordora, the voluble host of local gay TV talk show “In Bed with Butch,” is a Warholian creative entrepreneur with a line of products and a radio show. Now he’s unveiling a gallery exhibition at Ven and Vaida and, roll the drums, the July 14 world premiere at Philly’s QFest of Straight & Butch, a documentary on the making of the 2009 calendar. Cordora’s not a trained artist, so he hired professional photographers and filmmakers for this project including renowned erotic photographer Tony Ward. If you’re not in the niche market for the photos, check out the documentary—it’s great! Paced like a Bravo TV reality show, Butch cavorts like a flirty and beguiling sprite and the straight men pledge their friendship and straightness, with an occasional girlfriend or wife in the background.

Read this post at Philadelphia Weekly.

Straight and Butch, opening Fri., July 2, 6pm. Through Aug. 1. Ven and Vaida, 18 S. Third St. 215.592.4099. venandvaida.com

Straight and Butch (a film by Butch Cordora), world premiere at QFest.  July 14, 7:30 pm.  Ritz at the Bourse, 400 Ranstead St.  Afterparty, 9:30 pm at Ven and Vaida

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butch cordora, qfest, straight and butch, ven and vaida

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